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Broadcaster demands Australia police drop probe of reporters


Added 07-11-19 01:22:02am EST - “An Australian broadcaster has asked the government to drop a police investigation of two reporters who published leaked classified documents two years ago.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Broadcaster demands Australia police drop probe of reporters”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - An Australian broadcaster has asked the government to drop a police investigation of two reporters who published leaked classified documents two years ago.

Australian Broadcasting Corp. Managing Director David Anderson says he had written to Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton calling for police to drop their investigation of two ABC reporters.

Government assurances that public sector leakers rather than journalists are the targets of raids on the ABC and News Corp. last month have come under question as new details have emerged of police efforts to track one reporter’s movements and to discover who reporters talk to by phone.

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